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Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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London Cocktail Week

Get ready to be shaken and stirred, because London’s annual celebration of the perfectly mixed spirit is back. A £10 wristband entitles you to £5 cocktails in many of the capital’s best bars all week. A new festival hub in Soho, the World Class House, offers retro and futuristic drinking experiences, while Old Spitalfields Market will be LCW party central.

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Various , London Monday October 3 2016 - Sunday October 9 2016

Lambeth Palace Garden Open Day

These gorgeous gardens, which have been cultivated since the twelfth century, are open on the first Friday of each month from March until Autumn. Spring brings blooms from the magnolias, flowering cherries and narcissi mounds.

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Lambeth Palace , Lambeth Friday October 7 2016

A Portrait of Deptford

Portrait-painting Deptford dweller Ian Bruce leads this tour of his neighbourhood, beginning at his studio where guests can look through his work, before continuing on to Acme studios, housed in a former ship propeller factory. The next stop is Deptford Market before a final strut to The London Particular for lunch. The walk includes hot drinks, lunch and a portrait to take away. Email Ian with a picture of yourself beforehand. Visit the Fox and Squirrel website to book a space.

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Various , London Friday October 7 2016

Little Men

Another sweetly insightful New York indie from 'Love is Strange' director Ira Sachs

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